Eminem Is Celebrating 10 Years of Sobriety

The rapper has been open about his struggles with addiction since his 2007 overdose.

Eminem is celebrating a decade away from drugs.

“Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,” the 15-time Grammy winner wrote in a Sunday Instagram post. In the photo, he’s holding up a 10-year sobriety coin.

The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has been open about his longtime struggle with an addiction to prescription medication, which culminated in a near-death overdose in 2007.

“Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down. My liver, kidneys, everything,” he said in the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs. “They were gonna have to put me on dialysis. They didn’t think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death.”

The 8 Mile star told Rolling Stone that he relapsed only three weeks after leaving the hospital. “Within a month, it had ramped right back to where it was before,” he said. “That’s what really freaked me out. That’s when I knew: I either get help, or I am going to die.”

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